Home Building and Renovation Managers

(NOC 0712)

in All Management

Home building and renovation managers own, operate, and manage companies that build new residential homes or renovate existing residential homes. They may prepare bids for home construction or renovation projects; consult with customers, architects, and engineers; employ and supervise subcontractors; and perform carpentry or other trade work.

Job Outlook

Good

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  • Estimate Decline slightly employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 175 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Management

  • Estimate -245 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 3210 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “good”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is better than average when compared to other occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline slightly over the next few years, which may affect the number of new opportunities available (yet overall job prospects are still considered good due to other factors). With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Home Building and Renovation Managers most commonly work full-time hours. Also, a large percentage of the workforce is self-employed, which should be an important consideration for those thinking about employment in the occupation.

The median employment income for 55% of Home Building and Renovation Managers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $32,506. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

$816

Minimum

$22,584

Median

$76,147

Maximum

Compared to: All Management

Hourly Pay

$16.70

Minimum

$45.17

Median

$58.17

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,632

Minimum

$55,002

Median

$124,014

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Home building and renovation managers own, operate, and manage companies that build new residential homes or renovate existing residential homes. They may prepare bids for home construction or renovation projects; consult with customers, architects, and engineers; employ and supervise subcontractors; and perform carpentry or other trade work.

Job duties

Home building and renovation managers:

  • Manage a residential home building or renovating company.
  • Prepare bids for home construction or renovation projects.
  • Consult with customers, architects and engineers about plans.
  • Select, employ and supervise trade subcontractors for specialized tasks like plumbing, heating and electrical work.
  • Plan work schedules and coordinate the activities of subcontractors.
  • Check work performed by subcontractors to make sure it is complete and follows plans and specifications.
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers and trade subcontractors.
  • Develop and implement marketing and advertising strategies to promote company's products and services.
  • May perform carpentry or other trade work during home construction or renovation activities.

Sample job titles

  • home building contractor
  • home renovation contractor
  • home renovator
  • residential home builder
  • residential homes contractor
  • residential renovation contractor

Skills

You should have good interpersonal skills as well as effective spoken and written communication skills. Leadership qualities and the ability to motivate others are important. You should also be able to organize projects, solve problems, and make decisions.

Job requirements

  • Extensive experience in the home construction industry, including experience as a general supervisor, is usually required for self-employment as a home builder or a home renovator.
  • Leading in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification may be an asset in bidding on building and renovation projects.

Other considerations

Extensive experience in the home construction industry, including experience as a general supervisor, is usually required for self-employment as a home builder or a home renovator. Movement to senior management positions is possible with extensive experience and training in management.

By the numbers

Quick look

745

employed in 2016

77.2%

employed full-time

65.1%

self employed

6.0%
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94%
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52.3

median age

Compared to: All Management

44,250

employed in 2016

91.2%

employed full-time

18.9%

self employed

40.5%
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59.5%
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48.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

53.0%

Halifax

16.1%

Annapolis Valley

12.8%

North Shore

9.4%

Cape Breton

8.7%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

98.5%

Construction

1.5%

Arts, entertainment and recreation

What is the age of Employment?

32.0%

55-64

27.0%

45-54

18.0%

35-44

9.0%

65+

9.0%

25-34

5.0%

15-24

Compared to: All Management

30.7%

45-54

23.1%

35-44

21.7%

55-64

14.0%

25-34

7.8%

65+

Top levels of education

25.3%

High school

$23,063 median annual income
22.7%

College certificate or diploma

$17,449 median annual income
20.7%

Less than high school

$22,005 median annual income
17.3%

Trades certificate

$31,015 median annual income
8.7%

Bachelor's degree

$26,162 median annual income

Compared to: All Management

27.2%

Bachelor's degree

$71,875 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$42,294 median annual income
20.4%

College certificate or diploma

$50,256 median annual income
9.1%

Master's degree

$93,261 median annual income
7.2%

Trades certificate

$44,396 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association
124 Chain Lake Drive, Unit B
Halifax, NS B3S 1A2
Tel: (800) 668-2001
Fax: (902) 450-5448
Urban Development Institute of Nova Scotia
PO Box 521 Halifax Central
Halifax, NS B3J 2R7
Tel: (902) 442-5017
Fax: (902) 431-7220
Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
PO Box 463
Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0
Tel: (902) 670-0746 
Nova Scotia Construction Safety Council
35 MacDonald Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1C6
Tel: (800) 971-3888
Fax: (902) 468-8843
Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council
10 Ragged Lake Blvd. Unit 1
Halifax, NS B3S 1C2
Tel: (902) 832-4761
Fax: (902) 832-4763
Atlantic Home Building and Renovation Sector Council
PO Box 312
Halifax, NS B3J 2N7
Tel: (902) 240-1133

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.

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